Welcome to the Whitman Counseling Center. Everyone experiences times of change and stress in their lives. Sometimes that process is smooth and understandable. At other times it can be chaotic, challenging, and upsetting. Coping with and managing these stressful times can be difficult so that it interferes with daily wellbeing and functioning. At times, it is very helpful to get the assistance of a professional trained to work with people in the process of exploring and solving problems.

The Counseling Center is open Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is closed Saturday and Sunday. 

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and seeking immediate help

Contact one of the following:

911 or Campus Safety (509) 527- 5777

TEXT "HOME" to 741741

LGBTQIA+ Students TEXT "START" to 678678


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255

Walla Walla Crisis Response Services: (509) 524-2999

Trevor Lifeline: (866) 488-7386


The mission of the Whitman College Counseling Center is to facilitate student success through a focus on mental health and wellness. We assist students in identifying and developing skills that empower them to develop broader insight and create change. In keeping with the college's educational mission, we contribute to students' mental health and wellness by offering individual and group counseling, education, prevention programming, outreach and consultation. As a staff, we bring an array of expertise and strive to model the wellness that we encourage in others.

At the Whitman College Counseling Center, we view ourselves as professionals and perennial learners. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are a journey, and we are committed to creating a space where all people are welcome, and concerns are explored with cultural humility and sensitivity.

Diversity Statement

The Whitman College Counseling Staff recognizes the mental health system's fundamental failings in serving Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and all marginalized, vulnerable populations.

We recognize and acknowledge the impact of stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination, oppression, power, and privilege. Our commitment as a staff is to embrace and support those that seek out ethical services from us. We take responsibility to educate ourselves and others about the multi-faceted aspects of mental health and wellness.